Before COVID was in full effect, we held our first workshop to begin to piece together Leslie Ting’s inter-arts production, What Brings You In. I had been working on this piece on my own with occasional rehearsals with Leslie, but this was the chance for all involved collaborators to see how each of our parts would fit together. It was also the chance to begin working on the electronics spatialization across six speakers with sound designers Deanna Choi and William Fallon. This piece has been the first where I’ve ventured out of stereo diffused electronics, so this was super exciting to dive into. It was an amazing packed week of exploration, discovery, and critique with the whole team, such an inspiring group of artists to be collaborating with. There are some pretty cool things in store for the project moving forward and can’t wait to share more about it. link:
Started putting together the electronics yesterday with Leslie Ting for a new piece I composed for Leslie's inter-arts work What Brings You In. A huge thank you to the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario for supporting the creation of this piece and the Canadian Music Centre for hosting us!
Performing Falling apart of India Yeshe’s Touring Concert Series.
This past week at the Winnipeg New Music Festival's Composers Institute has been an amazing experience! I’ve met and gotten to know such wonderful people throughout the festival, attend inspiring concerts, rehearsals, and masterclasses with composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Michael Daugherty, Jared Miller, and Harry Stafylakis. A big thank you to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Julian Pellicano for such a beautiful performance of my piece “in turn” on Monday along with works by Matthew-John Knights, Liam Ross Gibson, Mackenzie Carroll, Matthew Emery, and Simon Grégorcic, it has been a really special week!
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will premiere in turn at the Winnipeg New Music Festival conducted by Associate Conductor Julian Pellicano.
Barbara Pritchard premieres “IMPRINT” a part of her Variations Project at the 2020 Open Waters Festival.
After my 2018 collaboration with Barbara Pritchard, she asked me whether I'd like to contribute a 1-minute piano solo to her Variations Project: a collection of over 60 Canadian works that has spanned 28 years. In November, I finally had the opportunity to write this piece, resulting in my miniature Imprint. I had the chance to have a little rehearsal over the holidays with Barbara before she premieres it in January in Halifax.
Selected participant in the 2020 Winnipeg New Music Festival's Composers Institute: an intensive week of workshops, panel discussions, lessons, resulting in a premiere by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra at the Winnipeg New Music Festival.
Adam Scime premieres “threaded to be bound/unbound” presented by Caution Tape Sound Collective.
I've been working on a new solo violin and electronics piece for Leslie Ting's new inter-arts performance work, What Brings You In Today that explores how we need each other to know ourselves better. The work includes performers Leslie, Germaine Liu, video artist Elysha Poirier, co-sound designers William Fallon, Deanna Choi, lighting designer Patrick Lavender and music by Linda Catlin Smith and another commissioned piece by Rose Bolton. I'm particularly excited to be able to work with surround sound for this piece and to explore multi-speaker diffusion (which will be a first for me!). I'm really looking forward to our first workshops in early March 2020. In the meantime, Leslie is raising funds through a Kickstarter Campaign. Please consider supporting this amazing project!!